Sunday, September 14, 2008

Rachel's Monte Cristo Sandwiches

This sandwich is SO good. Say goodbye to the plain old turkey sandwich. This was on the same episode as the Black Bean Stoup. I make these for myself all the time. The recipe is for 4 sandwiches

8 slices white sandwich bread (I use whole wheat, thick bread is better)
1/2 cup hot pepper jelly (you can get it at Smith's or Albertson's or somewhere)
8 slices honey baked ham, from the deli counter
8 slices pepper jack cheese, from the deli counter
8 slices smoked turkey, from the deli counter
2 eggs, beaten
2 tsp hot sauce (I don't use this)
Splash of milk
1 tablespoon butter (or cooking spray)

Spread bread with a light layer of pepper jelly, chili sauce, salsa, or taco sauce. Build sandwiches using 2 slices each of ham, cheese and turkey per sandwich. Beat eggs with milk and 2 teaspoons hot sauce and season the eggs with a little salt. Heat a griddle pan or nonstick skillet over medium heat. Melt butter in skillet. Dip each sandwich in egg coating and cook 3 to 4 minutes on each side to melt cheese and warm the meats through.

I try to get the turkey and ham she specifies, but mostly just use whatever. I sometimes use just ham if I'm out of turkery. I love pepperjack cheese, and the pepper jelly is so good too. I use one egg, and that's enough if you are making two sandwiches too. And I just use cooking spray on the pan. Cut sandwich in half diagnolly to maximize enjoyment.

1 comment:

Amy F. said...

That sounds so good. It sounds easy too! Shawn loves sandwiches. Thanks for sharing!